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Panoramic photo by Butch Cronin PRO EXPERT Taken 10:13, 04/04/2011 - Views loading...

Cherryblossom20112

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The National Cherry Blossom Festival 2011 was in full swing today when I took several shots of the Tidal Basin.  Today was peak for the blossoms the weather had been in the 40’s and 50’s and cloudy but today was almost perfect with light wind almost clear sky and lots of sun. There were a few blossoms on the ground but not many.

The Festival packs 100’s of thousands of visitors into the Tidal Basin area each day.  Normally I would not be tempted to go because it is such a hassle to park and deal with the crowds and try and get the shots you want.  But this year I wanted to get these panos to have said I’ve been there.

A couple of weeks ago I visited the area to get a “before the blossoms” shot and got a great treat with a bald eagle who was busy fishing in the tidal basin.  So look for that shot here also and you’ll be able to see the difference a couple of weeks make.

Google “National Cherry Blossom Festival” to get an idea of the numerous events that go on during the Festival. Remember while viewing these take advantage of “Full Screen” and zoom in and look overhead for more blossoms.  Enjoy!

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This is an overview of USA

The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.

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